The Moody Bible Studies for Women are generally similar to each other in lesson layout and study format. Plus, they share the same benefits of always being packed to overflowing with insightful and thought-provoking content that really helps us dive deeper into the Scriptures… But, each one is also individual and a unique blessing in its own way. “Predicting Jesus: A 6-Week Study of the Messianic Prophecies of Isaiah” was written by Kim Erickson, who brings to the table her unique skills of also being a lawyer. Using this knowledge of law and order, combined with a devastating and life-changing traumatic event in her family, Kim knew she needed to find proof for herself that God was real and His promises would come to pass… and this Bible study we hold in our hands today is the result of Kim’s quest!
In “Predicting Jesus”, we take an amazing journey through some of the key promises told by Isaiah about the coming of a Messiah, who would change not only history, but also each of our lives individually. Carefully building her case using indisputable proof, Kim walks us through a process of discovering (through asking and answering for ourselves) that there is SO MUCH infallible evidence that points towards God’s sovereignty, and that His mighty plans always come to pass just as He promises.
As we explore the prophecies declared in the book of Isaiah in each daily lesson, we simultaneously study their counterpart/fulfillment in the New Testament. Here we see that events truly came to happen exactly as God told Isaiah they would. We also learn about the differences between ‘near’ and ‘far’ prophecies, unpack some interesting historical context about the times the prophecies were written, and so, SO much more.
If you are looking for assurance that God has plans for each of His children; if you are desiring to understand how Bible prophecies truly do play a part in our lives today; or if you are seeking evidence that Jesus really was who He said He was… this is the study for you. It is extremely impacting, and you will not walk away from it unchanged – in all the best ways.
I received this book courtesy of Moody Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.